Original title: Gardanband
Cast: Zabih Afshar
Written and Directed by: Sussan Shams
Director of Photography: Bayram Fazli
Editing: Sussan Shams & Hooshang Fazli
Sound: Mohammad-Reza Youssefi
Producer: Sussan Shams
Running time: 12 min
Shooting Format: DVCAM, B & W
Screening Format: Beta SP PAL & 35mm.
Original version: Persian
Subtited in English or French
A man leaves his village to look for a job in Tehran. But he’s not alone in his search in the metropolis and jobs are scarce. After a while he goes and gets his wife…..
This film was shot in a country where a woman has to cover herself whenever she ventures out of home. Whereas at home a woman can be bareheaded, filming a woman at home carries for her the same constraints as out of home as the eye of the camera is the eye of a peeping tom.
As much of the film takes place inside the home and not wishing to have to show a woman unnaturally veiled, a decision was made to use the woman as the camera’s eye. The camera’s regard thus becomes the subjective regard of the woman as she surveys her immediate envirionment.
International Short Film Festival of Clermont Ferrand- France, 2004.